Laura Durston, Photo-Journalist
Laura Durston

Laura Durston


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Create your own canvas

In this snap-happy, technology driven age, large collections of digital prints are amassed, but many remain on phones or computers indefinitely. One artistic way to...

Easy tips to keep Christmas pounds at bay

Come January many of our waistbands may be digging in that little bit more due to seasonal over-indulgence.

Festive Season begins at Camana Bay

One of the most anticipated events of the holiday season is the Camana Bay Annual Tree Lighting.

Pirates Week brings buccaneers to all three islands

In 1977, after a very long absence, pirates once again landed on the shores of Grand Cayman, zealously disembarking their ships and trawling the streets of George Town, swords raised.

‘Women in White’: Local chefs launch culinary scholarship event

While women may still be a minority in restaurant kitchens – in the U.S., only 19.7 per cent are run by women – the takeover has long been bubbling away, with female chefs becoming a force to be reckoned with, and gaining the awards, books deals and Michelin stars to prove it.

Take a ‘Journey’ with artist Yonier Powery

From gripping paintings to smaller ceramic works, and all that lies in between, Awardart Gallery is gearing up to take guests on a surreal artistic voyage through the works of painter and ceramicist Yonier Powery.

Ag Show celebrates 51 years

One of the most anticipated annual events on-island, the Agricultural Show, returns this month for its 51st year, taking place on the public holiday Wednesday, with the gates opening at 7:30 a.m. As usual, the show will be a day out for the whole family, providing a wonderful setting for attendees to interact with local farmers and artisans.

Muzaic 2018 recognizes local talent in arts

The spotlight will shine on Cayman’s talented musicians and entertainers once again as the 10th annual Muzaic festival takes place this month.

Cayman’s masters of music: Who they are & where they perform

Whether it’s resident DJs playing throughout the week, or special monthly events such as full moon celebrations, Cayman offers a surprisingly substantial number of DJs and DJ nights of different genres.

Tuesday night comedy club brings biweekly laughs

Anyone looking for a bellyful of laughs and a gaggle of guffaws should shimmy over to the Strand Entertainment Complex on Tuesday nights for the Tuesday Comedy Show. The next date is Aug. 22 with Frank Del Pizzo headlining the evening.

Cayman Drama Society: From town hall, to pub, to Playhouse

The history of the Cayman Drama Society tells of a theater company desperate to find permanent boards to tread. With roots in hotel play readings pre-1969, the society was assembled into an informal group in 1970, but it would take 20 more years before it could lay permanent claim to a theater base.

Summer camp for adults

Summer may be full of camps to keep the little ones busy, but what about adults? Cayman Drama Society has the more mature folk covered with a selection of adult events. Weekly training classes, drop-in classes and monthly workshops and training events all provide an outlet for budding thespians.

Celebrating Canada, Cayman and U.S.A.

The beginning of July provides many reasons for Cayman to celebrate, and as the July 3 Constitution Day public holiday is the last one until Remembrance Day on Nov. 13, residents should take full advantage of a Monday off work.

Talent Xposition returns to the Harquail

Cayman’s brightest and most talented stars return to the Harquail Theatre on Sunday, June 25, as part of the 2017 Talent Xposition of the Arts. Presented by The New Self-Help Community Foundation, the Xposition has taken place annually since 2001, raising money for worthwhile causes. This year, proceeds will go toward the Foundation’s Community Youth Talent Training Programme of the Arts.

Wedding planning – to hire or not to hire?

It’s the time of year for romance and weddings. Cooler temperatures bring brides and grooms outdoors to get married on the beach, in gardens or even on the water.

Jazz, classical music highlight Cayman Arts Festival

The Dama Trio from Italy and the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble, as the two main concerts, as well as local talent performing in fringe events, are among the highlights of the upcoming Cayman Arts Festival.

2016’s social whirlwind

For such a small island, Cayman has an action-packed annual community social calendar. This year was a busy one. From fun runs to music events to glitzy galas, there was something for everyone in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the year’s notable events.

Eat, drink and be merry over Christmas

‘Tis the season of roast turkey, Christmas pudding, Cayman Christmas beef and an excess of bubbly refreshments. To help with the over-indulgence, Cayman’s restaurants offer a variety of meal options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which allow revelers to steer clear of the kitchen and be pampered instead.

Unique photography exhibition opens at National Gallery

A unique and captivating photography exhibition is now open at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, quite far removed from our island scenery and culture, and sure to enchant visitors with its vibrant colors and its peek into a usually private and mysterious world.

Eclipze clips hair for a cause

For those in search of a quick trim or manicure, Eclipze’s annual Cut-A-Thon provides the opportunity to help others while changing your look. Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa is holding its 16th Annual Cut-A-Thon in aid of breast cancer awareness on Oct. 23, and is offering cuts for a fraction of the normal price.
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